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A Mental Health Journey By ‘Divergent’

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Posted 23:33 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Health Matters
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The Mother Lode Project

Mother lode: a principal vein or zone of gold or silver ore, or colloquially the real/imaginary origin of something valuable or in great abundance. The aim of this project, an initiative developed by Xaverine Bates, is to extract the gold from challenging experiences of motherhood, by giving opportunities for artists who are mothers to work with those who may be experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of motherhood. HOT’s Zelly Restorick speaks to Xaverine, herself a mother, an artist and a person with lived experience of mental distress.

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TOP self-care eating tips

HOT’s Zelly Restorick came across these self-care tips from Rolf Gordon, who suggests the three main ‘vitamins’ we need when we are eating are as follows:

Posted 17:34 Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: ,
Lea, an unpaid carer set to benefit from Csre for the Carers' new support groups (photo: Care for the Carers).

Catering for dementia sufferers and their carers

In a new initiative Care for the Carers is launching support groups for unpaid carers of people with dementia. The groups will be based in three East Sussex towns, including Bexhill. Meanwhile Music for the Memory has released dates for the forthcoming meetings of its Battle singing group for dementia sufferers. Nick Terdre reports.

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Mobilise to save our NHS!

Under the scorching sun 50,000 people marched through London last weekend to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and to fight for its survival.  Despite government promises of an extra £20 billion, there is widespread concern that without grassroots mobilisation, this much cherished institution will be run down and privatised, as Lucette Davies of East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign explains.

Posted 18:03 Monday, Jul 9, 2018 In: Health Matters
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DWP “dishonesty” exposed by benefits survey

Local benefits advice agency HARC has published the results of a survey undertaken by Julie Eason, an independent consultant working in East Sussex. HARC has been undertaking these surveys since 2010, on average every two years.

Posted 20:00 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Health Matters
SHINE lantern walk

Hastings residents shine on cancer awareness

Earlier in May, around fifty local residents participated in a night time lantern parade between Ore Community Centre and Downs Farm Community Centre, including the Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Judy Rogers. The event was organised by Hastings and Rother Community Cancer Awareness Project to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and involve local people in sharing the message. Chris Cooper writes.

The Lantern Trail route

Hastings Lantern Trail shines a light on cancer

Residents of Hastings and Rother will be lighting up the streets on Friday 11 May with a special night time lantern trail to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer. Report by Chris Cooper of Unique Improvements, a social enterprise that specialises in supporting community awareness of cancer.

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